Monthly Archives: October 2012

Review by The Pedestal Magazine

…of my book, Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island

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On Eastlake Road Thinking About Marie Richard

I’ve passed through a rite of motherhood that has spanned some twenty years. No more deadlines, meetings, no project emails that must be answered. I’ve retired from the every day world to enter a different one. And with the gift … Continue reading

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Living Around the Bayou

Down the street, rather along Highway 165, I turned off at Cross Keys Bank to open an account and deposit a check from West End Press in payment for my trip to the Albuquerque Cultural Conference. (Maybe my life is … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Sterlington, Louisiana Dirt Track Races

Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined I’d be living in the rural south. When I say never, I really mean never. I’m a city girl whose horizon has always been shaped by buildings, never trees; secondly, I’m … Continue reading

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M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I

I found the Sterlington, Louisiana Library, a new building only five years old, located a hop, skip and a jump away from where I now live. A big rig got impatient with me looking for the right turn and blew … Continue reading

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Standing at the Pizza Altar

Walmart in Monroe, where I walked through what seemed like a hundred brands of everything and anything before I found, in between the frozen chicken and packages of lasagna, the frozen pizza aisle. Full disclosure here. I’ve never shopped for … Continue reading

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Spinoza, My Significant Other, and Baking Soda

Spinoza, My Significant Other, and Baking Soda.

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